In my literature class we read a story that told of an ideal marriage. The couple loved each other, had children, were satisfied with their life, and had hobbies and interests they enjoyed until they died. Everyone in my literature class said how boring their life was. I disagree (I am in a 100 level class so most everyone else is 18 or 19 years old. I am 24). I remember being their age and thinking that stability was boring. I remember wanting a passionate, daring, adventurous love. I wanted the bad boy, the one who would keep me guessing. Then, I had a couple of them. I had relationships that were dramatic with screaming matches and drama. We broke up, got back together, broke up and got back together endlessly. I fell head over heels with someone who left me so suddenly it made my head spin. One day we were in love, the next he wouldn't return my phone calls. I had drama.
Now that I am older I want stability. I don't want boring but there is a difference between boring and stable. Having stability in a relationship means knowing you are safe. It means never having to doubt your partner. It means knowing that you are loved and feeling secure that your love will not be rejected. I don't think that is boring. I want a life like the one in the story.
*image found on Slice of Pink. I don't know how to hyper link yet. Apologies.